Painting Stars and Mountains, Update

I finished my landscape with the starry sky more than a week ago, but after some on-point feedback from my brother I decided to touch up some points of it again.

He told me I needed to add more of a focus point, and that the foreground wasn’t even as detailed as the sky. I decided to add a building to the valley and to darken the foreground for better contrast and to Not make the detail level too low. The image can also be found at: http://fav.me/d5h2m5b;

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WIP – Whisper in my Ear, part 2

I have continued working, refining and detailing a bit. I have mostly worked on the guy, trying to get his face and abs right. I have never gotten abs correct when I have tried to paint them, it is difficult to not define them too much, making the stomach look a bit too much like hard plastic protruding far. I did go over the darkest shadows I put in with a lighter gray, making them a bit softer.

I started to work on the face of the girl as well, tweaking it a bit to try to make it work in this angle.

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WIP – Whisper in my Ear

I have started a new work in progress that I call “Whisper in my Ear”. I am going to try to document my work progress here.

I knew the kind of pose I wanted from the beginning, so I made my husband help me with taking reference photos. After that I did a rough sketch and tried out a couple of different values for it. I used four different values for the sketches; black, white and two values of grey, one dark and one lighter. I liked the first one best and so I did a very quick color sketch for it.

 

 

 

After that I found some more references for some more muscular guys and some different male faces, as I don’t paint guys that often. I refined my sketch a bit and started to detail the values a bit more. I will continue to work in black and white for a while longer to really define my values with a bit more refinement and detail.

 

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Timeline and Improvement

A couple of years apart I try to do a timeline with four paintings/drawings for every year I have been doing art more seriously. I also put in some reflections for every year about my improvements.

Last I did one was 2009, and as I felt a bit insecure about my art I decided to update the timeline to see my improvement. I realized that I have in fact gotten better, even though I am not sure if I have improved that much since last year. I do hope that the next time I do one of these I will be even more improved.

For a full-size look go to my deviantart page.

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Trying to Paint Stars

In about a month the convention BSK “Borås spelkonvent” (Gaming convention of Borås) will be. Borås is the city where I was born, and it is only one hour travel from Gothenburg. I am trying to get some more paintings done before this convention, and I find it to be a good motivator. I have now started working on a landscape again, as those seem to be popular on the conventions. I wanted to try my hands at a mountain landscape again, as I like the mystery of mountains. I also wanted to do one with night time, and as I haven’t really ever painted a truly gorgeous starfield I decided that I wanted to include that.

After doing my initial sketch I started out with the stars. I found a great tutorial and I had some cool references, but it still wasn’t easy, I had to do some trial and error before I got a result that I was happy with. I have now moved on to the mountains, and tomorrow I will get to the city lights and the river, hopefully finishing.

Here is the progress I have gotten so far:

I am a bit worried about it being a little bit left heavy at this point, but I hope that it will turn out fine.

 

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Long time, no see

It has been a while since I posted last. I have tried to focus more on writing my novel, as I have promissed my brother to have a beta version ready for him to read this summer. Tonight I had an urge to paint however, so I continued on one I had started last time I painted.

I decided to change the setting a bit to give a better sence of perspective and to give it a tighter, darker feel.

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Silhouette

I have started a new painting while letting that mountain landscape sit for a while. This one I have tried to focus on lighting and contrast as usual, but also on details, character and shilouette. I also tried to make a bit of a forshortened perspective, from slightly below, but I am not sure of how well I have succeded in this.

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More Landscape Painting

Over the last few weeks I have done some more landscape painting, trying to find some good ways to doing them. I have worked with colors, lighting and contrasts.

Here are the two latest landscapes, with the last one maybe not really finished.

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To find some more new paintings you can go to quilde.deviantart.com.

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Painting Landscapes

Sinze easter last year when I saw the landscape paintings of a friend again and being very inspired I have tried to put some work into my landscapes. This one is very loosely based on a picture taken by my father in the Italian mountains. I have added the waterfalls and reworked everything, especially the color. I want to experiment with colors and especially lights.

This isn’t finished at all, I will work more on details, and a bit more with the colors, I think. If you have more suggestions just tell me and I will try to work on what isn’t working right now.

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Magica Website Design

Now I have started on the website design for the Magica magic company.

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